Afshan Subohi

A long way to go

A long way to go

Despite the improvement in Pakistan’s ranking on the UN SDG index, there is a lack of public pressure necessary to keep the... Published 26 Sep, 2022 04:30am
No end in sight

No end in sight

Aware of the trust deficit, the Sindh government encourages NGOs’ rehabilitation efforts while it targets Rabi season’s crop. Published 12 Sep, 2022 04:43am
Ad-hoc efforts across the board

Ad-hoc efforts across the board

Higher-ups in the government seem too absorbed in damage control to gather stakeholders for evolving a viable strategy owned by Published 05 Sep, 2022 03:32am
The controversial disbandment

The controversial disbandment

The impression of the CPEC slowdown under former prime minister Imran Khan’s government is hard to contest. Updated 29 Aug, 2022 09:56am
A lamentable tale of neglect

A lamentable tale of neglect

There is hope for the future if reforms are carried out with continuity and rigorous planning. Updated 15 Aug, 2022 10:02am

A FAILURE TO SECURE INCLUSIVE GROWTH

The benefits of Pakistan’s economic growth have accrued mainly to powerful elites patronised by the state, preventing any broad Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am

Denying Karachi’s neglect

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the provincial government insists that the city’s dilapidation only exists based on Published 01 Aug, 2022 09:33am
The dwindling market of sacrifices

The dwindling market of sacrifices

According to guesstimates, the size of the Eidul Azha economy this year is around Rs150 billion, down from about Rs170bn last year Published 13 Jul, 2022 08:15am
Delusions of income equality

Delusions of income equality

UNDP estimates that the economic privileges of the elite amount to Rs3.6tr or roughly 6pc of Pakistan’s economy. Updated 27 Jun, 2022 09:07am
Trying to empower the poor

Trying to empower the poor

In exclusive interview with Dawn, the finance minister says easily achieved growth rates make rich Pakistanis richer. Updated 13 Jun, 2022 09:10am
The dread of new taxes

The dread of new taxes

The struggling small and medium enterprises and middle-class families stand to lose the most in such a deal. Updated 06 Jun, 2022 09:06am